Infrastructure

The Alan Turing Building

The School of Mathematics accommodation consists of two east-west wings of three floors each, separated by a spacious atrium and connected at either end by open bridges to encourage circulation.

The building is named after Alan Turing, who was a Reader in Mathematics at Manchester, and is regarded as one of the founders of computer science.

The building also houses the Photon Science Institute and the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics.

Student Common Room

Student common room, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

The Undergraduate Common Room comprises of a large portion of the main atrium in the School's Alan Turing Building. Light and spacious, the Common Room offers a comfortable space in which students can relax between lectures, socialise, and even do a little mathematics.

Postgraduate Facilities

Alongside all of the undergraduate spaces, postgraduate students have access to designated facilities on the first floor of the Alan Turing Building. PhD students are assigned offices in which to conduct their research, whilst Masters students have access to the MSc Study Room, which houses a number of Linux based systems on which to conduct their research as well as a small library of mathematical texts.

Postgraduate students are also able to utilise shared study spaces outside of the research seminar rooms. These spaces contain a number of blackboards, which students can use to work on problems with their peers and lecturers.

Student Study Room

The School houses two large study rooms that are available to students throughout the year. The Quiet Study Room is designated for those students who wish to work in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Located next to the Student Common Room, the room overlooks a small green and has full-length windows to maximise natural light and create the perfect ambience for the reflective study of mathematics.

The Group Study Room comprises of three distinct spaces in one large study room and has been designed for the collaborative study of mathematics. The main study area in this room is available for students to work on group projects, discuss the latest information from their lectures or for those who prefer working in a more informal fashion. Two smaller spaces within this room are used for the teaching of supervision classes throughout the academic year.

A number of notice boards are placed around the Group Study Room, where students can find information on job vacancies, the careers service, student societies and a variety of social activities taking place around campus.

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